Easy Pumpkin Cake

What Makes This Pumpkin Cake So Good?

This pumpkin cake is made with eggs, oil, and pumpkin puree for a  moist, tender crumb with rich pumpkin flavor! It's also got smooth cream cheese frosting... yum!

Simple Ingredients

You'll need a few ingredients to make this easy recipe, so round them up and let's get started!

Mix the Wet Ingredients

Combine brown sugar, vegetable oil, vanilla extract, eggs, and pumpkin puree in a large bowl.

Combine the Dry Ingredients

Stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, and salt in a separate bowl.

Mix the Wet & Dry Together

Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until everything is nice and smooth.

Bake the Cake

Pour the batter into your cake pan and bake the cake for 25-30 minutes. Let it cool completely while you start on the frosting.

Make the Frosting

Beat the cream cheese and butter together in a large bowl, then add in half of the powdered sugar and beat until smooth.

Frost the Cake

Add in vanilla, salt, and the rest of the powdered sugar, then mix the frosting until it is smooth. Finally, frost the cake.


Serve your pumpkin cake with a dusting of cinnamon, or as-is!

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